Saturday, June 23, 2018

Anniversary Date

Gillian called and wished us a happy anniversary.  I had to ask which day this week our anniversary was.  Looks like it's today!

Thanks for watching the kids for us, Gillian, while we had a nice dinner out.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Not Feeling Well

Allen was the first to get sick and head off to the hospital earlier in the week.  Then Jason fell ill and was in bed for a couple days.

Hailey got sick the day after Colonial Williamsburg.  She really wanted to go swimming but threw up all over the place before we got there.  Dad's health has been going downhill since Go Ape on Saturday.  And he tried walking back to the resort from Colonial Williamsburg all by himself.  Just yesterday he sent out a message looking for someone to "[take him] for a car ride."  That's Dude speak for "can someone drive me to the Emergency Room?"

Evan woke up not feeling well and was sick for the whole journey back home to Los Angeles.  Poor guy.

Fair to say there were ups and downs but it was nice seeing everyone and spending the week together.  It's so beautiful out in Virginia and the resort was so nice!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Colonial Williamsburg

Visiting Colonial Williamsburg.

James wanted to check out the cotton.

Learning about fabrics at the weaver's.

James seemed a little nervous about the horse.

Show mommy how much you love soap!

The James Geddy house.

Watching silverware and other metals get made.  Here she pours the hot, liquid metal into a mold.

Then the rough edges are filed down and smoothed out.

Playing some patriot games like miniature bowling.

Exploring a maze.

Figuring out the seesaw.

James loves animals; he found the chickens right away.

Trying to figure out how this game is played.

A lady showed us how to play: it's basically catch using 2 sticks to throw and catch the hoop.

Demonstrating the proper technique for throwing the hoop.

Watching a performance at the Capitol.  It was quite good.

The others went back to the resort so we split off to continue exploring.

We ate a delicious lunch at the King's Arms Tavern.

Hard at work at the wigmaker.

I'm glad we don't shave our heads and wear wigs anymore!

Loving the old mossy rooftops.

Visiting the silversmith.

And the blacksmith.

At the printer's.

Hanging up the newspapers to dry.

Getting the cannon ready to fire.

Here comes the marching band.